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All customer accounts safe, CB&S steps in without interruption By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
Last Friday, Community South Bank was closed by the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation then stepped in as receiver of the bank for a short period before CB&S Bank acquired all of the deposits and some of the assets of the troubled bank. The closure affected all three branches of Community South in McNairy County and left many local residents last weekend wondering if their money was safe. FDIC number crunchers descended on branches of the Parsons, Tenn. based bank Friday afternoon with Tennessee State Troopers assigned to stand guard as the regulatory agency prepared for the handover to CB&S Bank. It quickly became apparent, however, that this bank failure was not akin to the Great Depression bank failures that wiped out lifetimes of savings overnight. Thanks in part to FDIC guarantees and a lightning fast acquisition by CB&S all customer accounts were safe and other than a name change there was little interruption for customers. Even with the CB&S acquisition of assets, the failure of Community South Bank ended up costing the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund more than $72.5 million, said Greg Hernandez, spokesman for the FDIC.
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A State Highway patrol vehicle sits in the Community South parking lot last Friday afternoon shortly after the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions closed all branches of the Parsons, Tenn. based bank. Despite the trouble, all accounts and deposits including, checking, savings, money markets, certificates of deposit and retirement accounts were safely assumed by CB&S in the transfer. All three local branches of the bank were up and running Monday morning as official branches of CB&S Bank said Dana Thomas, Marketing Director for CB&S Bank. As of now she said the bank plans to keep the local branches
open. “We put our banners up, covered their signs and they will be open and running normal business hours as CB&S Bank,” Thomas said. As far as the local employees of the bank are concerned Thomas said that the customers who are used to dealing with the friendly faces in those branches will still see those friendly faces. “We know that people bank
with people and we are glad that we are able to keep those people in those branches and allow them to wait on the same customers they have been waiting on,” Thomas said. Thomas said that as of Monday morning it was business as usual for customers. They will keep using their same checks and same debit cards and even direct
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Bethel trailer burned, burglarized last Wednesday By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
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A mobile home occupied by Robert McIntyre on Tull Road in Bethel Springs burned Aug. 16 early in the morning, according to Inv. Jamie Lowrance, of the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. Lowrance recovered property that was taken from inside the trailer resulting in the arrest of Anthony L. Saxton and Karen Leigh King. Saxton was charged with aggravated burglary and arson and King with aggravated burglary.
Two people were arrested last Wednesday in connection with a suspected arson and burglary of a mobile home on Tull Road in Bethel Springs. Anthony L. Saxton, 32, of Bethel Springs and Karen Leigh King, 28, of Selmer were arrested last Wednesday by McNairy County Sheriff’s Department Inv. Jamie Lowrance. According to an incident report provided by the department, Robert Blain McIntyre’s residence burned down Aug. 16 early in the morning. While cleaning the debris, McIntyre noticed that several items, such as a Dell laptop computer, two window air conditioners, a Black and Decker drill and a Dewalt drill were missing. On Aug. 19, Matthew Felt, a scrap dealer was at the residence cleaning up scrap. McIntyre told Felt that he thought that the house had been burglarized and then burned and described the missing items. Felt
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New business sparks economic growth in Adamsville
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By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
CLARIFICATION The Selmer Police Department has clarified its report on last week's drug arrest of Christopher Conley Davis. According to Chief Neil Burks of the Selmer Police Department, none of the money seized during Davis’ arrest was found in his trunk as was previously reported.
More good news on the local jobs front came last Monday with the announcement that Adamsville will host a new industry which could generate up to 200 new jobs in coming years. Sparks Custom Fabrication, LLC will be moving into a 96,000 sq. ft. industrial building formerly occupied by Masco Bath. According to a press release from the McNairy Regional Alliance, SCF President
Nathaniel Sparks had been working with MRA Executive Director Ted Moore, as well as Adamsville Mayor David Leckner and Adamsville City Manager Steve Simon in hopes that he could relocate his company to Adamsville. Sparks had made it clear that he wanted his company to be in Adamsville and local leaders worked hard to insure the company, which specializes in stone, metal, millwork and refrigeration products used in the food industry, would soon be able to call McNairy County home. Sparks and local leaders quickly began
focusing on Masco building as an ideal fit for SCF and there was a combined effort by local and regional agencies to make it work. In addition to the City of Adamsville and the MRA, representatives with the TVA and the West Tennessee Industrial Association took part in the planning process. Adamsville leaders have specifically committed a $10,000 relocation grant to assist SCF in their move into the new facility. MRA & TVA are looking to help the company upgrade
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
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Telleah Martin of Selmer shared an extraordinary McNairy object with Independent Appeal staff members last week when she brought in a tiny chicken egg that her Banty chicken had laid on Aug. 21. The egg, which measures about the width of an American Quarter or about 2.5 centimeters long, is just a few millimeters away from being the smallest chicken egg on record. A quick search of world records online brought up tiny egg sightings as small as 2.1 centimeters. Few other chicken eggs on record measure up (or down) to Martin’s egg, making her egg one of the smallest known chicken eggs on earth. Martin said that her chicken has laid other small eggs in the past, but this one was the smallest that she has ever seen. If you have witnessed a strange or unusual event, object, or sight in or around McNairy County, we want to know. Contact us a (731) 645-5346 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Great Sentini, a.k.a. Roger Hill of Selmer, entertains residents with a magic show last Saturday night at the Selmer Community Center. The performance raised money for the McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends. The magician performed several traditional tricks at the show, and some not so traditional tricks including sticking a sword through a boy’s neck
Thunder Lion, Silver Scout patrols have fun while learning life skills The Silver Scout Patrol from Selmer Troop 32 recently attended “Scout Night” at Pringles Park in Jackson. After the game, the Scouts camped on the playing field. Pictured left to right are Logan Moore, Justin Plunk, Shaun Maxedon, and Ian Mehr. Not pictured are adult volunteer leaders Jonathan Mehr and David Plunk, who accompanied the Scouts on the trip. For information about joining Troop 32, call Scoutmaster Robert Shackelford at (731) 645-0363 or Troop Committee Chairman Alan Youngerman at (731) 610-0065.
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The Thunder Lion Patrol from Selmer Troop 32 camped out this past weekend. The Patrol worked on basic rank advancement skills, cooked, fished, and had a great time. Learning the proper way to fold the flag are Jacob Parry, Johnathan Martin, Austin Fraser, Jacob Graham, Skylar Ellis, Eric Nathans, and Dylan Kidd. Not pictured are adult volunteers Ryan Fraser and Bernard Ellis, who accompanied the Scouts on the trip. A special thank you goes to Bernard Ellis for hosting the camp out on the family farm.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
A’ville reconsiders ambulance service By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
One member of the Adamsville City Commission has questions and problems with existing ambulance service and suggested a deal with Hardin County in addition to the one with McNairy County hospital at the Aug. 19 meeting. “We’ve had some situations where we’ve had slow responses,” said City Commissioner Mark Massey. Massey said that he was told ambulances from Hardin County can’t come to Adamsville. He cited one instance where the ambulance was called again 15 minutes after it was first called and it still had not departed Selmer. “Can we enter into discussions with Hardin County about us entering into an agreement here to where we can go both ways and what would it entail for us to call Hardin County hospital to come over here and pick up people in the city limits?” Massey asked. Massey said he had been told that the agreement required an ambulance to be stationed in Adamsville and that has not been done. “If not, why not?” Massey asked. “I just think we need to explore it,” Massey said about Adamsville ambulance service. Massey suggested giving the emergency rescue squad all the support it needs to serve the citizens of Adamsville, particularly while they are waiting for the ambulance to arrive from Selmer. Commissioner Tommy Morris said that a place for the ambulance was built near the water plant. “They stayed out there for a month or two and they didn’t like it, so they made an excuse not to stay there. We spent a lot of money fixing that up,” Morris said. Massey said he liked that the county commission gave everyone in the county emergency helicopter coverage. He recounted asking a county commissioner who determines if the helicopter is called. If it is ambulance personnel and they are slow getting to the scene of a serious injury or illness, that is a problem. “Can a nurse practitioner call? What about a doctor? Who has the authority to call the helicopter?”, Massey asked. Mayor David Leckner said that he would look into the problem and report back to the commission.
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deposits as of right now. When asked which, if any, Community South customers lost money in their accounts due to the failure, Thomas responded, “There is no one.” Thomas said that they are glad to have their new McNairy County customers and said that the local branches will join more than 50 other branches of the 107 year old bank in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. “CB&S Bank is a community bank, and we care about our customers,” Thomas said.
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said that Saxton had tried to sell him a Dell laptop computer, a Black and Decker and a Dewalt drill. One of Saxton’s friends witnessed him in possession of the items as well. Saxton is a longtime friend of McIntyre’s. Felt said he had purchased two window air conditioners from Saxton for $25 and showed them to McIntyre, who identified them as the ones taken from his trailer. Mcintyre filed a police report. Lowrance took possession of the air conditioners for evidence and arrested Saxton. Saxton was interviewed on video and
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to more energy efficient lighting in the facility. “We are very excited to have Mr. Sparks as a part of the Adamsville community,” stated Leckner. “We hope he has continued success with his business and is able to grow with us.” Moore had hinted in recent months that several economic development opportunities were in the works and with this summer’s expansion at United Stainless and Spectrum Corporation, the announcement of employment opportunities at the new Strata solar farms, and the opening of Sparks, the county could add hundreds of new jobs by 2014. “This is good news for McNairy County and specifically Adamsville”, Moore said. “With the recent expansion announcement(s) and other projects that we are close to announcing, this is just a continued step in the right direction.” The recent economic growth in McNairy County will contribute to the growing West Tennessee industrial base. “Seeing SCF, LLC launch its business in Adamsville is good news for the city, county and state,” added Mike Philpot, Executive Director; West Tennessee Industrial Association. “Elected officials and economic development partners worked together with Mr. Sparks to facilitate this exciting project. Much credit goes to the McNairy County economic development team that helped make this project a reality.” The Sparks announcement could not have come at a better time for the town of Adamsville with the recent announcement that the town would soon be losing one of its largest employers, Masco Bath which said that it would cease all Adamsville operations by
“We want to provide the best possible experience for our customers and their community. We look forward to being involved in the local community.” Customers who have any questions regarding the acquisition by CB&S are encouraged to visit their branch and speak with their local banker. A public notice given to the Independent Appeal by the FDIC encourages all customers to claim their accounts with CB&S within 18 months by either using the account in any way or notifying the bank in writing. Unclaimed accounts will revert back to the FDIC who will then attempt to distribute them through the state. advised of his rights, waived them and confessed that he and King had been stealing things from the home all week because they knew that McIntyre would be out of town working until Aug. 16. He also said that he and King burned the place down in order to disguise the burglary. Other than the air conditioners, the other stolen items have not been found. Mcintyre lost all other possessions in the fire and did not have insurance. As of last Monday, both Saxton and King were in custody at the McNairy County Jail. Saxton will face arson and aggravated burglary charges in Circuit Court on Sept. 4 and King will face aggravated burlgary charges on Sept. 12 in General Sessions Court.
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year’s end. “We are so pleased, that Sparks Industries has made the commitment to invest in McNairy County,” stated McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks. “This is a tremendous boost to the morale of the City of Adamsville, in light of Masco Bath future closure. We look forward to a great relationship, as Sparks grows their industry and becomes a major contributor to the Economic Development of McNairy County.” SCF President Nathaniel Sparks and his mother, Teresa, gave a tour of their new facility to a few local leaders. During the tour, Sparks expressed his gratitude to those that had been a part of the process in helping his company relocate to Adamsville. “I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to move my company to Adamsville,” said Sparks. The Mayor, David Leckner, city officials, MRA, MASCO Corp., Hardin County Bank and Justin Reynolds and his family have made this move possible for me. Thanks so much to the Adamsville community for making us feel so welcome. I look forward to providing many jobs for the area.” Nathaniel has grown up in the foodservice business. His parents, Jeff and Teresa Sparks, were the founders of American Foodservice and American Creative Solutions. He began his training for the business by working in the metal shop in 2005 and has since worked in all aspects of the fabrication business. “I am a roll up your sleeves and make it happen kind of guy,” stated Sparks. It is estimated that SCF will have 45 full time jobs by the end of summer or early fall, with approximately 200 plus jobs within the next few years. For more information about Sparks Custom Fabrication visit their website at www. sparkscustomfab.com.
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Notice is hereby given that the Michie City Election will be held August 31, 2013 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Aldermen. The polling place will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. VOTING LOCATION: MICHIE CIVIC CENTER The McNairy County Election Commission Paul Estes, Chairman Wayne Elam, Sec. Dwight Garner Janice Maness Dorothy Pettigrew Adm. Joanie Collins August 28, 2013
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
County now owns woman’s missing mower By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
Brenda A. Dinwiddie said that she was surprised recently to learn that her riding lawnmower, purchased with money from her father’s inheritance and left at her exhusband’s home following a divorce, is now the property of McNairy County and is currently being used to mow the lawn of various county-owned properties. Dinwiddie said that her mower, along with a pick-up truck she owned, were seized when her ex-husband was arrested on drug-related charges in 2012. Dinwiddie said that she was able to finalize her divorce from her estranged husband later that year, but could not determine that the items had been seized until recently when she sent her son to collect them. At that time, Dinwiddie learned that her ex-husband no longer had possession of those items, however, she was able to determine that the items were seized by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department during the arrest. She said she was informed that the state had attempted to contact her and had, in fact, contacted her ex-husband by registered mail, and that by state law the time for her to dispute the seizure had passed. They notified her at that time that the truck had been sold at auction and the mower was now the property of the department. “It was not bought with drug money. That mower was bought with money from my dad’s inheritance,” Dinwiddie said. Dinwiddie said that loss of the truck and mower have caused her family hardship. Currently she and her husband are without reliable transportation and can not mow their lawn.
“They won’t let me get it back. They won’t even let me buy the lawnmower from them,” Dinwiddie said. Dinwiddie said that she understood why this law is in place but expressed frustration that the letter of the law allowed the state to seize her property and distribute it without contacting the rightful owner. In addition she said that it was unfair that she was left without any legal options to reclaim her property. “It’s just gone,” Dinwiddie said. McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said that it was not his department who seized the property, but the state of Tennessee. Buck said that the state determines on seizure cases whether to grant the property to the local authorities either for use or for disposal. In the case of Dinwiddie’s property, the state designated the mower for use and the truck for disposal at auction. “The property was in possession of an individual who was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine,” Buck said. “If we catch you making or selling dope, or involved the process of distributing or manufacturing narcotics, then we can assume that you are making money by doing this. If you are doing this and you have a house full of big screen (televisions) or 15 cars in your yard (the law says) that we are going to take this stuff and hold it. We may even take your money and hold it, but she had the opportunity to go to court and say, ‘Look these are my tax receipts, this is where I have been working, and I file with the IRS every year.’ That is a civil process between the state of Tennessee and the individual the property was seized from,” Buck said, “This is all done with a legal process.” He also said that the department had no way of knowing that this property belonged to Dinwiddie and were not informed
of that when the property was taken. He said that at this point Dinwiddie may still be able to recover damages against the person the property was seized from, but Buck said he could not legally do anything about it. Because the property was taken by the state and then turned over to the county, it now belongs to the county. Buck said that if he were to give back the mower, it would be no different than if he gave away a police cruiser or any other piece of county property. It would be a criminal act to give away county property. “We play within the letter of the law,” Buck said. “If there is a dope dealer and he is being fruitful from his activities...we are going to pick that fruit. That is how we obtain our funding. This county is broke. The only way we can fund our activities without that tax payer money is by forfeitures and seizures.” When asked about cases in other Tennessee jurisdictions where police were alleged to have targeted out-ofstate travelers with large amounts of money, Buck said that the local sheriff’s department simply does not do that. “We have never done that,” Buck said, “If we go out and we do not find any dope then we are not going to be seizing stuff. These are people who are profiting from an illegal activity. That is who we are taking stuff from...I would not allow any of my officers to go out and just look at southbound (Highway) 45 traffic in order to criminally interdict. That is not right and it is not what we are here for.” Buck said that if Dinwiddie was able to obtain a court order to reclaim the mower he would, of course, honor the court order, but he believed it was likely that Dinwiddie’s legal options had expired.
The law in the news: What’s so civil about civil asset forfeiture? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
One thing some groups on both the left and right of the political spectrum agree on is that they don’t think very highly of what is called civil asset forfeiture. Civil asset forfeiture is where law enforcement officers take property that is suspected of being connected to a crime. However, the owner of the property does not have to be convicted of a crime for the property to be taken. This property is often vehicles or money, but can be real property and other types of property. Where it is suspected that money has or is about to be exchanged for illegal drugs, the money can be seized. The same is true for vehicles. In addition, a vehicle can be seized for driving on a driver’s license which has been revoked for driving under the influence or for driving under the influence a second or subsequent time. A warrant, issued by a judge upon prob-
able cause, does have to be obtained after the fact. This, like all other probable cause hearings, is an ex parte hearing, meaning only the party seeking the search warrant has the right to be present. The prosecutor and the officer who seized the property will first attempt to negotiate an out of court settlement with the property owner. If they cannot, the property owner does have the right to an administrative hearing. However, he has prove that the state had no right to seize the property. Proving a negative is usually difficult if not impossible. Instead of being presumed innocent until proven guilty, property owners are presumed guilty until proven innocent under this process. The rule follows the first legal principle that a party asserting something, such as a property owner saying, “The state has no right to seize my property,” has the burden of proof but this goes against a second legal principle that a party making a positive as-
sertion rather than a negative one, such as the state saying, “We have a right to seize your property,” should bear the burden of proof. To place the burden of proof on the property owner, as in the first legal principle, goes against a third legal principle that the state should bear the burden of proof when it seeks to place the life or property of an individual in jeopardy. This burden is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, a higher standard than proof by preponderance of the eveidence (more likely than not). In order to seize property, officers only have to show probable cause that the property is connected to a crime by a preponderance of the evidence. The property owner may appeal to the Commissioner of Safety in Nashville and from there may appeal to the Davidson County Chancery Court located in Nashville; he must appeal in person. This can constitute a hardship for anyone not living near Nashville. The fundamental legal problem of this process is that the civil law is designed to
A new business for Eastview? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Eastview may be getting a new business, Mayor Jessie Robbins told the board of aldermen at their Aug. 20 meeting. Robbins said that Sammy Kiser is considering opening a new business in the old Risner’s restaurant building. Kiser is considering putting a Tobacco Barn and a package beer store in the building. It is also possible he will sell barbeque. Kiser told the Mayor he will not open the store at all unless the city allows Sunday beer sales. That is the only way Kiser could compete with Top O’ the River in Michie. Michie allows beer sales on Sunday,
but Eastview does not. “It’s bad enough they sell it Monday through Saturday,” board member Lucy Martin said. “He said he invested a bunch of money and he had to do something with it,” Robbins said Kiser told him. The city also awarded several bids for services and the sale of surplus city property. The board accepted the only bid of $658 by Ronald A. Plunk CarpetUpholstery Cleaning and to strip and wax the floors of the Civic Center. The board accepted Peggy Henson’s low bid of $45 per cleaning for the center. This is done weekly if anyone uses the building. Deborah
K. Smith bid $$47.50, Daniel Burkeen bid $48 and Sharon Page bid $49. The board accepted Robert Chambers’ high bid of $8,771 for a surplus backhoe. Lew Perrigo bid $7,600, Hurshell Tillman bid $6,767, Don Mullins bid $6,589, Double D’s bid $5,277 and C. E. Martin bid $4,561. The board still has not solved the mystery of the missing 2 million gallons over the past two months, but Lucy Martin expressed confidence that losses of that magnitude would not be repeated. “We may not ever find out where those 2 million gallons went, but going forward that shouldn’t happen,” Martin said.
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compensate an individual who has been wronged by another. This would not seem to apply to asset forfeitures. The criminal law is designed to punish an individual for wronging other individuals or society. This would seem to be the more appropriate body of law to apply to asset forfeitures. Applying civil law to asset forfeitures evades the higher legal and constitutional protections granted individuals by the criminal law. According to media reports, the law is also sometimes applied to the facts in a suspect way. People carrying as little as a few hundred dollars in cash have had the money seized on the conclusion that this in and of itself is sufficient evidence of drug smuggling or money laundering. Carrying a few hundred dollars in cash, though it may not be a wise practice, is something citizens of Tennessee and the United States have every legal right to do without fear of being suspected of illegal activity without evidence.
Emergency Awareness Day By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
The local Emergency Medical Responders will be hosting McNairy County Emergency Awareness Day, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Selmer City Park. “We are wanting the first Saturday in September to become McNairy County Emergency Awareness Day, making it a proclamation,” said ER Director, Thomas Perkins. “Instead of just our non-profit organization doing a fundraiser, we want to make it a county annual event, which will gain more marketing, support, and services.” Emergency equipment will be purchased through the fundraiser, including new automated external defibrillators, which is a portable device that diagnoses cardiac arrhythmias and treats through defibrillation. “The Hometown Hero Award will be announced for McNairy County,” said Perkins, with mention of a couple of surprise well-known guests. Several supporters will be there including the helicopter crew and local fire and rescue members displaying equipment and gear. Tennessee Highway Patrol, Selmer Police, McNairy County Sheriff officers will boost Drug Abuse Resistance Education and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will demonstrate water safety. Door prizes, barbeque plates, and jumpers for the kids will make the annual event one to remember.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
What’s in a name? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Did you ever wonder how the towns in our county got their names? Some are obvious. For instance Adamsville got its name from the Adams family, which was one of the early families to settle in the town according to “History of Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee” by T. Wash Scott, transcribed by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy, Director of the McNairy County Archives. The Adams’ were wealthy slaveholders who came from Virginia in 1833. One of them, George G. Adams, had a post office and a store that he named Adamsville. Pocahontas was named for the Indian princess, according to “Tennessee Place Names” by Larry L. Miller. Selmer is named after Selma, Ala., though it is spelled differently, according to “The Death Song of Purdy” by Kennedy. It got its name from Alabama businessman Pugh Houston Thrasher, who was a developer of the town. Thrasher sent the paperwork to the post office, but mispelled the name of the town, according to the memoirs of West Tennessee born judge John Pitts, according to the Tennessee History for Kids website. An alternative story is that the post office mispelled the name. Thrasher’s namesake, Houston, would serve as county executive (now mayor) in the 20th century. Selmer was originally called New South, but postal authorities would not recognize that name because it contained two words and sent the paperwork back. Bethel Springs was named from the Bethel Presbyterian Church located in the area, according to Kennedy. Bethel was the name submitted to the post office, but they would not approve it because there was already a town with the same name. Springs was added to the name because of the spring located near the present location of the state garage. The town of Finger got its name from the post office, according to “Let’s Call it Finger” by John Talbott. The Rev. John J. Franklin, the postmaster of McNairy Station, sarcastically suggested the name in the course of a meeting, characterized by arguing and finger pointing. Finger was originally called McIntyre’s Crossing, after one of the early families to build a store there, McIntyre, James and Company, General Merchandise. James R. McIntyre was one of the founders of the Bank of Finger, the town’s first bank. Purdy is named for Col. John Purdy, who laid out the town, according to “The Reminiscenses of the Early Settlements and Early Settlers of McNairy
County” edited by Marcus Joseph Wright. There are three different theories on where Chewalla got its name, according to “Tennessee Place Names”. One theory is that it is means cedar, referring to the cedar trees, in Choctaw. A variation in spelling means snake. A third theory is that the name comes from an Indian, Chewalla, Chief Walla or Walla Walla, who ran a trading post. Kennedy favors the third theory, saying it is the one told most around here. Ramer is named after John T. Ramer who donated a strip of land, called the Ramer Station, to the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, according to “Tennessee Place Names”. A wood yard for the trains and a station for the passengers were built there. Michie was named after a long residing local family. According to “Tennessee Place Names,” it was originally called Pea Ridge. Postal authorities tried to get the name Monterey, but could not because there was already another place in the state named that. Guys was the last name of a guy who had a railroad siding (a spur) for the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, according to “Tennessee Place Names”. This made it easier him to ship wood and lumber products. The town was originally called Guy’s Switch, but the last word and the possessive form were dropped. Stantonville was named after Benjamin Stanton, who came through the area as a scout for a wagon train going from Virginia to Missouri, according to Kennedy. He married Martha White and established an iron foundry, which was the same business he had in England. Stanton moved to Pocahontas after the foundry business failed and his wife died. Milledgeville was named for the grist mill, the water mill and the saw mill, three of the original businesses in the town, according to Kennedy. The name Eastview comes from a store that was opened by Stanton Littlejohn in the community before it became a town, according to Kennedy. One morning, his mother Roxie was sitting on their porch, which faced east. She commented on how beautiful the sunrise was. “We have a beautiful east view,” she said. McNairy County was named after Judge John McNairy of Nashville, according to “Tennessee Place Names”. President George Washington appointed him to be the first the federal district court in Tennessee in 1797, according to “The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, McNairy County”, by Bill Wagoner. A special thanks to Nancy Kennedy for her assistance with research on this story. Her expertise proved invaluable.
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McNairy County WestStar graduates continue education
WestStar alums attended a continuing education program Aug. 9, in Germantown, Tenn. Members representing McNairy County attending the special session included (from left) Charley Deal, executive director, WestStar Leadership Program; and Deidra Beene, director of the UT Martin McNairy Center/Selmer, WestStar Class of 2005.
Michie grant to improve water treatment plant By Janet Rail Publisher
The Michie mayor and board of aldermen passed a resolution to accept $300,257.98 of financial assistance in a CDBG grant for construction and improvements at their water plant contingent upon confirmation of an easement to the property surrounding the lagoon. The resolution states project approval to award a contract to Ronald Franks Construction, Savannah, Tenn., as the lowest and most responsive bidder for immediate improvements to the water treatment plant. Water department manager, Roger Jenkins was on hand to discuss a Sept. 12 pre-construction survey to be conducted by an engineering firm. The mayor and board were invited to attend the meeting. The board discussed the potential existence of an easement on the property surrounding the lagoon and their desire to confirm an easement prior to construction. The grant will support improvements on the water plant to benefit all city residents, according
to the resolution. The board also passed a resolution to move their local banking to Home Banking Company as the current Hardin County Bank in Michie has sold to Home Banking as of Sept. 3 and the city currently has all of their accounts with the branch. “We have to change everything over,” said city recorder Janice Durbin. The city currently has drafts, direct deposits and checking to be moved. “I make a motion to change everything over to Home Banking once the bank is taken over,” said Alderman Jim Merry. The drive through window in the city hall used by water department customers speaker system was reported broken. “We are having problems with our drive through window,” said Mayor David Baker. “We have replaced the speakers three times in the past few years,” said Durbin. The board made a motion to repair the window with expenditures not to exceed $1000. A Shiloh citizen, Lucretia Williams, of 690 McNairy Drive appealed to the board for city water. “I have been here 18 years and have wa-
ter all around me but I have no water available to me. Michie water is all around me. I’d like to know what I need to do to get water. I have to go to the creek to get water now,” said Williams. “Anything over 2,500 feet has to be approved by the state. I need to get the exact measurements and report back to the board. We will try to help you any way we can. Everyone needs water during this day and time,” said Jenkins. “It may be easier to go to First Utilities in Hardin County,” said Jenkins. “If I could get them to OK it, would you give them permission to do it on your territory,” said Williams. “We would have to give them permission since it is our territory,” said Alderman Jeb Baker. Jenkins will look into the matter and get back with the board of the potential costs and alternatives with First Utilities to provide water to Williams and potentially 5 other homes on her road. In earlier business, the board passed the July 11 meeting minutes and mentioned their city election this Saturday for mayor and two aldermen.
The Town of Selmer Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in the courtroom of the Selmer City Hall to consider the following zoning variance: Relief under Selmer Zoning Ordinance 11-801(e) (3) variance for the front setback at 835 East Poplar Ave. Map 090 Parcel 071.03 “The Town of Selmer is an equal opportunity provider and employer”
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MISSION STATEMENT: The Independent Appeal strives to promote and advance McNairy County, educate and inform its citizens, while protecting the people’s right to know, and the rights and interests of our readers and advertisers. The Independent Appeal has a legacy of independent family ownership.Past publishers were: William J. Rail 1976-2000; Leslie Houston, 1974-1976; Bruce Hurt, 1970-1974; George Hamilton, 1964-1970; Wilbur Wright, 1946-1964; B. O. Weeks, 1941-1946; Ken Duke, 1938-1941; Orpheus Abernathy and Family, 1920-1938; Col. J.W. Purviance, 1902-1920. “Dedicated to the peaceful, progressive and proud people of McNairy County.”
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Local teacher Thweatt pens book By Delise Teague McNairy County Schools
Longtime Ramer resident and McNairy County educator Marti Thweatt has put together quite an electric resume over the course of her lifetime. Skydiver, award-winning photographer, teacher, jewelry-maker, doctor of education, mother of three, grandmother of seven, missionary, case judge/consultant to a federal court monitor, world traveler… In her typically humble and unassuming way, Thweatt added a new entry to her impressive list of accomplishments this summer with the publication of her first novel, Deceptions of Angels. Projected as the first in a trilogy, Deceptions of Angels is a unique blend of historical fiction, Bible prophecy, and modern science within the context of a compelling story of love and betrayal. Thweatt penned the novel under the pseudonym Amelia Glynn, as a tribute to her dear aunt. On Sept. 8, Thweatt will showcase her book locally at a reception and book signing at the Buzz, located at 141 West Court Ave. in Selmer. The public is invited to attend the event (1-3 p.m.) and meet the author. Refreshments will be served. Interested individuals may purchase a copy of the novel at the reception and have it signed by the author. The novel is also available in paperback from nailprintspress.com and on Kindle at amazon.com. Marti Thweatt was over 50 when she started writing the novel. Her father had just died, her mother had Alzheimer’s, and she was dealing with the realization that she was not going to live forever. “It was the perfect time to start a new project,” Thweatt stated. The author traveled to Jerusalem and to Turin, Italy, to conduct research for Deceptions of Angels. She crafted the story over the span of several years, then placed the manuscript lovingly inside a drawer. As it rested, she earned a doctorate in education and published short stories, poetry, and scholarly papers. Thweatt reminisced, “I remember thinking about who I was going to let publish my first novel. Yes, I was quite naïve. I sent letters of inquiry and the first three chapters to various publishers, only to be told repeatedly, ‘We are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time.’” Disheartened and wounded by repeated rejections, Thweatt was encouraged by her pastor, who kept telling her to believe in herself as a writer and to believe in her story. Weeks turned into months, and months turned into years. Her manuscript remained in the drawer. She quit trying to secure a publisher. When asked what she was doing to get her book published, she responded, “I’m not doing anything. If God wants that book published, He will send a publisher knocking on my door.” In December 2012, on Marti’s 65th birthday, she got a call from Nail Prints Press. Thweatt’s first novel is now available in traditional paperback and electronic format. It has been compared with the Left Behind series, a set of sixteen end-times novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. “I always knew Deceptions was going to be published. I knew I was given the story to write for a purpose and when God was ready He would provide the means for publication. However, just like the characters in my novel, I wasted a lot of energy thinking “I” had to provide the means.” Marti, who grew up in Iuka, Mississippi, and her husband, Charles, have recently relocated to their beach home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Independent Appeal welcomes your opinion. Letters to the editor are subject to editing or omission for length, style or libel. All letters must include the writer’s name and signature, as well as a phone number and address for verification. The Independent Appeal does not publish anonymous letters. Letters deemed suitable for publication will run as soon as possible after receipt on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, letters should be limited to 400 words, about two double-spaced, typed pages, one letter per person every 90 days. Mail to: Letters to the Editor, The Independent Appeal, P.O. Box 220, Selmer, TN E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 111, Number 15, Wednesday, August 28, 2013
McNAIRY VOICES Are you going to any high school football games this year?
John David Hurst (Selmer):
Sam Michael (Selmer):
“I’m going to try to make McNairy CentralAdamsville and McNairy CentralHardin County. I’m going to try to work my schedule so I’m off Friday nights.
“I don’t know. I haven’t been there in a long time since my son’s been out of high school.”
Junior Weatherly (Bethel Springs): “Yes. I just like to go. My son played high school football. He graduated in 1995. They (McNairy Central) were good that year.
Pam Cherry (Selmer):
Joseph Walker (Eastview):
Kay Abernathy (Selmer):
“I might. Not Selmer, but Adamsville. My son goes to Adamsville.”
“Due to my work, I won’t be able to attend them. If it wasn’t for that, I would.”
“My husband was just talking about that and wondering where we go to find a schedule.” Editor’s note: schedules are available in this week’s 2013 Fall Sports Preview. - See Section C.
McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.
ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.
Put math skills to work helping community as tax volunteer By Dan Boone IRS Media Office
If you’re looking for a way to help your community, then consider becoming a tax volunteer. The IRS is looking for volunteers now who will provide free tax help next year. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly are community-based programs. They provide free tax return preparation for people who need tax help but can’t afford it. People with lowto-moderate incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and those with limited English skills usually qualify for this free service. Here are six good reasons why you should become a VITA or TCE volunteer.
1. No previous experience is required. Volunteers receive specialized training and have the option of serving in a variety of roles. If you’re fluent in a language other than English, you can help those who do not speak English. 2. The IRS provides free tax law training and materials that allow volunteers to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Volunteers learn many aspects of tax return preparation. This includes tax deductions and credits that benefit eligible taxpayers, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly. 3. The hours are flexible. Volunteers generally serve an average of three to five hours per week. Volunteer programs are open from mid-January through the tax filing deadline, which will be April 15, 2014.
4. Volunteer sites are located in communities throughout the nation. You’ll find them in neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing for both federal and state tax returns. 5. Veteran and non-veteran volunteers may be able to help military personnel and their families. 6. As a volunteer, you become part of a program that has helped people file tax returns at no charge for more than four decades. With VITA and TCE, you do make a difference. It’s people helping people. It’s that simple. Additional information about becoming a VITA or TCE volunteer is available at IRS.gov. Type the key words “tax volunteer” in the search box to read more and to submit Form 14310, VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up, by email through the IRS website.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • A1C Dustin Blakney, 19EMS • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force • Kip Ellison
• LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Senior Airman James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax • Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • Captain Jessica Mayfield, US Army
• SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • A1C Kassidy N. Mosier, USAF • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • SPC Joseph Payne, US Army Nat. Guard • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • SPC David Poole, National Guard • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy
• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Gertie Mae Hopkins
Charles Lawson Majors
Gertie Mae Hopkins was born March 25, 1922 in Potts Camp, MS, the daughter of the late Oscar and Maudie Buchanan Brown. She married Hubert F. Graham on September 26, 1943. Mr. Graham passed away on January 23, 1951. She married Robert Bennie Hopkins on November 13, 1958. Mr. Hopkins passed away on December 2, 1970. Mrs. Hopkins owned the Circle Drive Inn, worked at Western State Mental Hospital and retired as a store clerk from B&R Junk Store. She was a member of Selmer Women of the Moose #1529, she received many awards from the Women of the Moose for her service and charitable work. She was a loving grandmother to her grandchildren, great and great-greats. She loved to read and had many beautiful plants. She was a very special lady and loved by many. Mrs. Hopkins departed this life on August 10, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 91 years, 4 months, 16 days. She is survived by son, Gene Graham and wife Donna of Selmer, Tenn.; stepson, Rudolph Hopkins and wife Jean of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Doris Hawkins and husband Donald of Selmer, Tenn., Rebecca Deberry of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Vickie James and husband Billy of Selmer, Tenn., Sandy Graham and husband Terry of Selmer, Tenn.; twelve great grandchildren, Bridget Smith and husband Danny, Cody James, Terra Graham, Kelly Irons and husband Antoine, Wendy Luster and husband Tyrone, Michael Graham and wife Kathy, Felicia Baxter and husband Moses, Kasie Lambert, Nicholas Dickey, Dusten Lambert, Matthew James, Steven Poe and wife Nancy; 22 great-great grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by a daughter, Lota M. Campbell; three grandchildren, Cheryl Howell, Darlene “Bubbles” Forsyth, Steven Dale Powell; five sisters, Dovie Littlejohn, Jewel Littlejohn, Jolene McDaniel, Ruby Watson, Lemmie King; two brothers, Robert and Frank Brown. Services were held on August 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Larry Cooksey officiating. Burial followed in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.
Charles (Charlie) Lawson Majors of Modesto, died on August 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. He was 88. A World War II Veteran and POW, Charlie moved to Modesto in the late 80’s and was employed as the inventory control manager for the Ferry-Moose Seed Company where he retired from in the early 90’s. Charlie joined the Geneva Presbyterian ChurchModesto in 1989, where he served as an Elder and was involved in the Christian Education ministry because of his love for children. He is survived by his niece, Marcia Hite of El Paso, TX along with many caregivers, friends, and children that grew to love him dearly. Visitation was from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and service was held on August 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tennessee. Burial followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee with military honors.
Norman McVay was born December 7, 1940 in Henderson, TN, the son of the late Carl T and Eula McCann McVay. Mr. McVay was a retired police officer having served on the Bethel Springs Police Department. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching the St. Louis Cardinals play baseball, collecting baseball cards, playing dominoes, playing checkers, and loved spending time with his family and friends. Mr. McVay departed this life on August 21, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 72 years, 8 months, 14 days. He is survived by three daughters, Christy McVay of Henderson, Tenn., Sharon Hopper and husband Michael of Henderson, Tenn., Glenda Klein and husband Reuben of Henderson, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Payton Rowland, Madison Hopper, Hannah Cooper, Zachary Cooper, Noah Klein, and Kearstin Harris all of Henderson, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Mr. McVay was preceded in death by two sisters, Lynda Alberson, Dorothy Johnson; four brothers, Albert McVay, Carl T. McVay Jr., Larry McVay, and A.C. McVay. A Memorial Service was held on August 24, 2013 at 3 p.m.at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Danny Hopper officiating.
Geneva Jean Case Smith Geneva Jean Case Smith, of Adamsville, Tenn., formerly of Paragould, died Monday, August 19, 2013, at McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. at the age of 85. She was born July 24, 1928 in Paragould, Arkansas, the daughter of the late William M. and Dora Maggie Case. She was united in marriage to the Reverend Stanley B. Smith in 1955, who preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, sister, mother and Na`Na` to her grandchildren. By trade she was a licensed cosmetologist and rarely left home without her red lipstick, Maybelline, and high heels. A devoted minister’s wife, Mrs. Smith spent many years leading bible studies, teaching Sunday school and singing in the church choir. She could spend days browsing in any shopping mall or discussing “friendly” politics over a fresh cup of coffee. Mrs. Smith was full of life and made hundreds of friends during her time; but those who knew her best will remember her classic beauty, quick wit and sassy energetic personality. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Olan and Leon Case of Paragould and Frank Case of Colorado Springs, Co; four sisters, Lamora Case, Delores McCallon and Opal Watters of Paragould and Opha “Millie” Greenwell of Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by her daughter, Jeani Gilchrist and husband Keith of Adamsville, Tenn.; son: Mark Smith of Adamsville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Nicole Gibbs and husband Daniel of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandson, Canon Smith of Adamsville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, the Farris family of Horn Lake, Mississippi. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould. Her life will be celebrated, following visitation Thursday, at 2 p.m., in Heath Colonial Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Hathcoat officiating. Interment will follow at Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, Always, Forever, Memorial and Honor, North Canton, OH 41720 or St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, Tennessee. Sign online guestbook at www.heathfuneralhome.com.
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James C. Pyron James C. Pyron was born December 7, 1929 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Erba and Ruth LaRue Pyron. He was united in marriage to Mildred Hill on May 31, 2000. Mr. Pyron retired from the Memphis Fire Department as a fire marshall investigator after 30 years of public service. Gardening, traveling across the country, tinkering and fixing things were his hobbies. He was a member of the Fourth Street Church Of Christ in Selmer, Tennessee. Mr. Pyron departed this life on August 19, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 83 years, 8 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife Mildred Pyron of Selmer, Tenn.; a son, David Pyron and wife Julie of Tyrone, NM; two daughters, Robbin Satterwhite and husband Jack of Denham Springs, LA, Denise Bullard and husband Randy of Albany, LA; five grandchildren, Allen, Chris, Tasha, Brian, and Brandi; 3 great grandchildren; two sisters, Liz Howard and husband John of Lakeland, Tenn., Jan Craig and husband Harold of Somerville, Tenn.; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pyron was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Tommy, Bud, and Jerry Pyron. Services were held on August 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jeremy Weekley officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.
Joe Allen Foster Joe Allen Foster was born April 19, 1943 in Hornsby, TN, the son of the late William Paul and Ottie Mae Cox Foster. Mr. Foster was united in marriage to Barbara Knight on August 17, 1963. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. He loved driving a school bus for the McNairy County School System, which he drove for many years. Joe loved spending time with family and friends. Mr. Foster departed this life on August 22, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 70 years, 4 months, 3 days. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Foster of Selmer, Tenn.; two sons, Jeffery A. Foster and wife Jamie of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Marcus A. Foster of Selmer, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Madison Lars Foster, Mckenzi Lason Foster; two brothers, Joy Dean Foster and wife Nancy of Selmer, Tenn., Ike Foster and wife Betty of Hornsby, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Robert Knight and wife Linda of Pinson, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by a sister, Pansey Eads; two brothers, Arvin Foster and Jerry Lee Foster; and three infant brothers. Services were held on August 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Bethel Springs, Tennessee, Bro Mike Hollaway and Bro Aaron Moss officiated. Burial followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
William David Crawford William David (David) Crawford was born September 10, 1954 in Bolivar, TN, the son of Ann Webb and the late Elmo Crawford. He was united in marriage to Greta Martindale on September 10, 1998. Mr. Crawford was a maintenance supervisor at Western State Mental Health in Bolivar, TN. and had also owned and operated a Taekwondo karate doJo in Selmer, Tenn. for many years. He recently retired in April 2013 from Western State Mental Health having worked there for 39 years. Some of his favorite pastimes were riding four-wheelers, shooting guns, and karate, along with spending time with family and friends. He had attended Gravel Hill Baptist Church and Landmark Pentecostal Church in Stantonville, Tennessee. Mr. Crawford departed this life on August 18, 2013 at his home in Hornsby, Tenn. at the age of 58 years, 11 months, 8 days. He is survived by his wife Greta (Martindale) Crawford of Hornsby, Tenn.; a daughter, Mica Rickman and husband Wallace of Selmer, Tenn.; his mother Mrs. Ann Crawford of Guys, Tenn.; a sister, Nelda Deaton of Adamsville, Tenn.; along with 2 nephews and a host of extended family and friends. Services were held on August 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Darrell Moffett officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville, Tennessee.
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John Wayne Hicks
Vickie Moffett & Stephen Cruzen
Moffett - Cruzen Vickie Moffett, daughter of Mrs. Karen Boroughs of Clifton and Mr. Layne Moffett of Stantonville, will marry Stephen Cruzen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cruzen of Germantown, on September 21, 2013 at the Annesdale Mansion in Memphis. Ms. Moffett is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ruby Massengill of Savannah and the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren Moffett of Stantonville. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a BSBA, and received her Juris Doctorate from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She is an associate attorney with Shuttleworth Williams, PLLC. Mr. Cruzen is the grandson of Chancellor and Mrs. Dennis Baker of Batesville, MS and Mrs. and the late Warren Cruzen of Memphis. A graduate of Memphis University School, he received a BBA from the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is a Financial Administrator for UT Medical Group. After a honeymoon to Italy, the couple will make their home in Memphis.
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Couple celebrates 50th Arvis and Jane Weeks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 31st, 2013. They will be honored by their children, grandchildren, family and friends on Monday September 2nd with a barbeque buffet at the Leapwood Community Center beginning at 3pm. They were married at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1963, just before Arvis was sent to Germany with the U.S. Army. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
John Wayne Hicks was born August 8, 1952 in Michigan City, IN, the son of the late Huse Venell and Ethel Kelly Hicks. He was united in marriage to Debra Pipkins on October 18, 1996. Mr. Hicks loved his family especially his grandchildren, he enjoyed cooking for his family during the holidays and was an excellent cook. He took care of his family and friends, wanted everyone to be happy and was always making others laugh. Mr. Hicks departed this life on August 23, 2013 in Lexington, Tennessee at the age of 61 years, 15 days. He is survived by his wife Debra Hicks of Lexington, Tenn.; three sons, John Shannon Hicks, David Hicks, Steven Hicks; a daughter, Melissa Moon; two stepsons, Anthony and Billy Massie; stepdaughter, Kristie McAdams; two sisters, Dorothy Calvary, Peggy Hicks; a brother, Dan Hicks and wife Wanda; 17 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Bauer; numerous siblings. Services were held on August 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Cory Muston officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Creek Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.
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Michael Family In Memory of
I take this time to thank the many people who were so special during my wife, Johnnie’s, passing. A special thanks to her Doctor’s Muir, Potts, Clark and Reed. To Regional Home Health, Legacy Hospice, Shackelford Funeral Directors, and especially Michael Smith and to the many people who brought the beautiful flowers, food, visits, phone calls and cards. To Markie and Faye, your care and compassion will never be forgotten. To Brother Steve Webb for the service. May God bless and keep you all. Ross Michael and the Kirk Family
Jerry Neil Forsythe April 15, 1959 - July 8, 2013 We recently lost Jerry Neil Forsythe, 54, a beloved father and husband from Michie, Tenn. He was the owner of Jerry’s Lawn Service and a longtime employee of Greer Egg Farm. He passed away Monday, July 8 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. The family would like to thank everyone for their cards, calls and visits, especially Karen and Debbie for the wonderful benefit in his honor. You will never know how much your kindness meant to me. Rebecca Jane Forsythe
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Moore Family The families of Nelson Moore would like to extend their gratitude and love to each and everyone that brought food, sent flowers and cards, and gave us words of encouragement during our loss. We would especially like to thank Dr. Baron Herford and staff for everything medically possible they did for Nelson during his illness. A very special thank you to the 5th floor nurses, and ICU nurses that went above and beyond their jobs in caring at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. To Jennifer Smith, nurse with Aseracare Hospice, for loving, caring and helping us in all that she did. Special thank you to Bro. Bennett and Danny Paul White for the beautiful words that were spoken from the heart. Special thank you to David Killingsworth for the beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace played on the fiddle at the grave site. Thank you to Shackelford Funeral Directors for the special love and care that they showed each and everyone of us. Marilyn Moore Rebecca Moore and Peewee Scarlett Gattis and family Steven Moore and family Debi Berta Lotto and family Belinda Henson and family Josh Hite and family Stacy Cook and family
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Friends: what a wonderful word By Dorothy Goodrum
• Chewalla Baptist “Living Inside Out” Chewalla Baptist invites you to “Living Inside Out” on Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. The children focused ministry will also have classes for youth and adults. The VBSstyle program is filled with music, fun videos and highenergy learning. The theme is “God’s Game Plan.” For more information, see the church’s page on Facebook or their website at chewallabaptist.com
Friends, now that is a word that means a lot to me. How about you? If I ask you to tell me what that word means to you what would be your answer? To me it means someone who will accept who you are not what you are. Do you have a friend you can be yourself with, who you could call and know that they would be there for you in the good times and the bad? A friend will be your biggest fan, one who would face his world for you or with you. A true friend is a rare gift from the Father above and if you have a true friend I hope you guard that friendship because it is a great gift that you should hold onto with both hands. I would like to tell you about a friendship I have seen these past few weeks. One of the nurses who works in our home, Marie Plunk, and her children were involved in a bad accident a few weeks ago. She was driving with two of her children in the back of the car when she hit a tree. I was called to the phone and heard these sad words that Maria and the kids are in the emergency room. Maria and her daughter were then transported to a hospital in Memphis. The news for Maria at the time did not look good. A lot of
August 31 • Rose Creek School Reunion Rose Creek School Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Rose Creek Fire Department. Anyone who attended school at Rose Creek and all their family is invited. Come for a day of fun and fellowship. Bring a covered dish and drinks. Potluck lunch at 12 noon.
Some of the staff at McNairy County Health Care made a poster for one of their nurses, Maria Plunk. She, and her children, were involved in an automobile accident. prayers went up that day for this lady who had become a part of our family. I will never forget Will Shelton standing up during the meeting we were in at the time and saying, lets pray. You see in my greatest time of need the only place I can go for comfort is to my Father. The road to recovery was going to be a long time in coming for Maria and her children. Several of the staff went to the hospital to see what they could do for Maria. You see bills still come due and have to be paid. As you all know there is also nothing cheap about medical care and we knew there would be a need for help. Two of our nurses de-
cided it was time for them to step up to the plate and see what they could do to meet the needs. Bobbie Crum, along with Rachel Brown, who are two of Maria’s many friends, started the ball rolling to meet the needs of Maria and her children. Along with several of the other staff decided it was time to put shoe leather to the talk of let’s help Maria. There have been soup sales, drawings for prizes and some really great folks in our community who have asked how can they help. Now folks that to me is the meaning of friendship. You have a need can I help, are some sweet words. At some time in our life we will all need those kinds of
friends. Talk is cheap but these girls didn’t just talk they went to work. If you have a need, would you have those kinds of friends? I hope so and will you be one of those kinds of friends when there is a real need? This week as you read this article would you please send up a prayer for our girl Maria and her children? I promise you ... God has a plan. If you are blessed to have a friend like the ones I mentioned above, please don’t ever take that great gift for granted. Hold your friends with a tight hand and when the time comes for you to lend a hand please do so. Until next time.
community news • New at McConnico Library Please come by the library and ask for the new book list. The Cuckoo’s Calling, Lupus Rex by John Carter Cash, and First Sight by Danielle Steel are some of the newest additions. Don’t forget story time each Friday at 10:30. For more information please call Library Director Norma Humphries at 645-5571. • 2014 McNairy County Historical Pictorial Calendar Pictures are needed for the 2014 McNairy County Historical Calendar. This year’s calendar theme is McNairy County People And Their Transportation. Pictures can be people and their wagon, car, truck, airplane, tractor and other riding farm equipment, etc. Picture has to be taken before Dec. 31, 1960 in McNairy County and 75% of the people identified. We prefer pictures not widely published. Calendars are $10 plus $2 if shipped. $30 to sponsor a picture to honor or remember a loved one and the sponsor will receive a free calendar. Money to be mailed to Historical Society, P.O Box 957, Selmer, TN 38375. We are honoring the basketball players of McNairy County on the blank days of the month. We will accept basketball players pictures taken up to May 1969; will honor any player deceased while a student, after May 1969. We will post your basketball player, size approx. 1 inch square, plus the name for $20 and you will get a free calendar. You can email your picture in jpg to email@example.com or deliver a good print to the Archives or mail a good print to Historical Society, P.O. Box 957, Selmer, TN 38375. The Archives is open most week days, except Wednesday from 8:30 to 1. If you need to call, the number is 731645-7095. All proceeds benefit the Museum and Archives. • Auditions for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Auditions for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will be Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. AiM Performing Arts will hold auditions for a youth production of The Legend of Sleepy Hol-
low, directed by Joanna PItts. There are roles for 18 youth. The play will be performed Oct. 17-20 for a total of five shows. • 5th Annual Craft Mart Selmer Community Center is now taking registrations for 5th Annual Craft Mart November 8 & 9, 2013 gym area $35 per space. Other rooms $25 per space. Spaces are 10x10. $10 for late fee for registration after October 15, 2013. You may pick up registration form at the Selmer Community Center, 232 N. 5th St., Selmer, TN 38375. Space is limited so it will be first come, first serve. • Miss McNairy County Needs Your Help Bethany Renee DeBok, of Adamsville, Tenn. will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee USA on Oct. 3-5 in Clarksville, Tenn. DeBok has already found several local sponsors, but is looking for more sponsors to help with the cost of the pageant. Any interested individuals, businesses or organizations who can help should call (219) 742-9739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The young woman chosen as Miss Tennessee USA 2014 will go on to represent the state of Tennessee in the 2014 Miss USA pageant. For more information contact Martha Eleen Christopher; Pageant Coordinator at (615) 891-0557. Now thru - Sept. 4 • UT Martin at McNairy County ACT Prep Course ACT Prep Course 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Aug. 3 - Sept. 14, at the University of Tennessee at Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer. Alex Beene, REDI coordinator, will instruct the course. The registration fee to attend is $225. Included in the fee are two ACT Tests and diagnostic reports and two textbooks. To register, contact ECOS at 731-881-7082, or register online at www.utm.edu/ departments/ecce/nondegree/home August 30 • Selmer Troop 32, BSA “Selmer Boy Scout Troop 32 will host a BarB-Q Fundraiser the weekend before Labor Day. The event will take place at the old Dixie Restaurant location in downtown Selmer. The Troop will begin selling at noon on Friday, August 30th,
and will continue until Saturday evening the 31st. All monies raised will stay in Selmer to directly assist the local Troop. Provide your family with a great Bar-B-Q dinner for the Labor Day weekend and help local youth involved in Scouting! Please call Scoutmaster Robert Shackelford at (731) 645-0363 for more details.” • Democrat Party The McNairy County Democrat Party will meet Friday at 6pm at the headquarters. The latest on candidates, events, & fundraisers will be discussed. The 5th district will be serving Bar-B-Que & trimmings for dinner. Invite a friend to come. Donations at the door are appreciated for the building fund. August 31 • AHS Class of 92-95 Adamsville High School Classes of 9295 Reunion with bring your own family picnic at the Adamsville City Park 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and $15 BBQ dinner for classmates and spouses/ significant others at the Crazy K Ranch in Michie at 6:30 p.m. (Tea and water provided, bring other beverages individually). If you do not RSVP and prepay by Aug. 20, you may pay $15 at the door, but it will not include dinner. Mail check or money order to Christy Adkins “Class of 92-95 Reunion” 55 Holt St. Savannah, TN 38372. If interested or for more info send your contact info to adamsvilleHSreunion@ gmail.com and share with fellow classmates. Let’s have a great turnout! • Hickory Smoked Boston Butts McNairy Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hickory smoked Boston butts on August 31, 2013. Pickup will start at 10:00 a.m and will go until 2 p.m. Pre order is available by calling (731) 610-9337. Don’t miss out on some good barbecue, just in time for Labor Day. • Big Hearts for Hannah Hannah Martin, daughter of Ladonna Roland, was injured in an ATV accident in late May. Her injuries required a 23-day hospital stay and 11 surgeries which has been costly for the family. On Saturday, August 31, there will be a “Big Hearts for Hannah fundraiser”
at the Selmer Community Center from 4 p.m.-until. The event will feature BBQ, a cake walk and auction with items donated by local businesses. September 1 • Bethel Springs Reunion & Alumni Bethel Springs School Reunion & Alumni will be Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. It’s that time again for the reunion of all former/current students and teachers, to come together & share memories of Bethel School Days! This year the class of 1963 will be recognized and honored. A meal of pot-luck will be shared and some wonderful old Johnny Cash music by, “The Joe Rickman Band”. Everyone’s encouraged to come! Meet in the schools cafeteria. More info call: 731645-3282, 731-610-9652, 731-610-1716. September 2 • Masseyville-Woodville BBQ M a s s e y v i l l e - Wo o d ville Fire Station will have a barbecue on Monday, Sept. 2, serving BBQ, Hamburgers, Hotdogs with all the trimmings. A cake walk will be at 12:30. Cakes needed for cake walk. Drawing for $100 bill and a country ham. September 7 • MCHS Basketball Cheerleaders Pageant McNairy Central Basketball Cheerleader’s Annual Pageant at the Selmer Civic Center. All ages. Doors open at 1 p.m. for registration, $25 cash only at the door. Pageant begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for 12 & up, $1 for 5-11 yrs, & under 4 free. Forms available at Hawk & Comp., Beauty Shops, or e-mail email@example.com. For more info call or text 731-439-1528. • Purdy Dance Saturday Night Dance at Old Purdy Community Center, Saturday, Sept. 7. Free dance lessons starting at 6:30. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with Ronnie Whitten and Company. We have Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Cakes, Drinks. We have a nice clean place to enjoy while you dance or just sit & watch. Come on out, see you there! • Saddle Club Horse Show McNairy Co. Equine Association Saddle Club
September 8 • Little Zion M.B. Church Celebration Little Zion M.B. Church Family invite you to our “Pastor and Wife’s Fourth Anniversary Celebration” on Sept. 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. located Hwy 145 N. Polk Street, Corinth, MS. Honorees Pastor Chris and Sis. Pamela Traylor. Guest speaker: Pastor Willie Bogan, Red Hill Missonary Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MS. • Faith Baptist Church “Honor Our Heroes” Faith Baptist Church in Selmer, will host their Honor our Heroes service on Sept. 8 at 10:45 a.m. The service lead by Pastor Murry Kimball will honor military, first responders and public servants. Faith Baptist is located at 1301 Peach St., in Selmer.
Thank You Thank you to everyone who made the Island Splashes Book Signing a success from Arts in McNairy, the use of the Latta building, decorations, flowers and to the individuals who came by showing support for the author and the book. Truly it was a great launch to the new book. Thank you McNairy County for your continued splashes in my life. Blessings, Crystal Reece, Author of Island Splashes
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Crawford Family The family of David Crawford would like to thank everyone for their kindness and care during his illness. Special thanks to Legacy Hospice, to Dorita and Joanie for their compassionate care, to Prime Care and Dr. Bartz for their care. Thank you to Bro. Darrell Moffett and the pallbearers, to all the many friends and loved ones for the phone calls, visits, food, cards, the beautiful flowers and everything you did. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. The family of David Crawford
Horse Show at 6:00 on Sept. 7. Negative Coggins test Required. Call 731610-2088 for more info. • Emergency Awareness Day at Selmer City Park The 3rd Annual Emergency Awareness Day at Selmer City Park, starting at 10 a.m. Show & Tell Set-Up from each Dept. Fire, Sheriff, PD, Rescue Extraction Demo, THP, Helicopter, Hardin County Firs Dive Team, TWRA Water Safety, Army Nat. Guard Rock Wall, Kids Party Jumpers, Door Prizes, BBQ Sale w/drinks, chips. See you there! September 8 • Reception and Book Signing Local author and retired McNairy County teacher Martha O’Bryant (Marti) Thweatt, who was writing under the pen name Amelia Glynn, recently published her first novel, Deceptions of Angels. She will be honored with a reception and book signing on Sunday, September 8, from 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Buzz (formerly the Village Coffee House), located at 141 West Court Avenue in Selmer. The public is invited to the meet and greet event. September 21 • MCHS Class of 73 McNairy Central High School Class of ‘73 will have their 40 year reunion on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013 6 p.m. at Pickwick Inn, Pickwick Dam, Tenn. For more information, call 731-645-3735. RSVP by September 1.
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Volume 111, Number 15, Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cards out class Eagles By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Adamsville Cardinals opened their 2013 season at home against a strong Eagles team from Chester County High School. The Cardinals got revenge for the last two years and came away with a strong victory over the Eagles.
Cardinals 46 Eagles 35
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Ross Burcham lowers his shoulder to get into the end zone for the Cardinals first touchdown against Chester County.
The Cardinals got off to a slow start in the first quarter, being the first week of the regular season there were still some bugs to work out of the system. “Our guys know what to do,” said head coach Brandon Gray. “We just have to go out and execute on every play.” After not being able to get into much of a rhythm on offense or defense, the Cards found themselves down and the end of the first quarter, with the Eagles leading 7-0. In the second quarter, the Cards quickly found themselves in trouble again. With a little over ten minutes left in the quarter, the Eagles found their way into the end zone again and took a 14-0 lead with all the momentum on their side. That is when the Cardinals found their way, and began to play solid football. Adamsville began to drive on their next possession, and put their first points on the board when Ross Burcham made his way into the end zone. The Cardinals elected to go for two, but failed to complete the attempt. Now down 14-6, the Cardinals need a big defensive stop and at least one more score before heading into halftime. The defense came through and the Redbirds forced the Eagles to punt. After a great punt from Chester County, the Cardinals were pinned on their own 1 yard line with two minutes left until half time. The Cardinals got a great first play from running back Zak Neary that got
them away from there own end zone, and that is all they needed. With barely more that one minute left to play quarterback Seth Paul made the connection with Bradley Parmely, who got behind the defense and was off to the races for the long 85 yard touchdown pass. Neary handled the ball on the extra point try and forced his way into the end zone to tie the game at 14 just before halftime. After halftime, the Cardinals wasted little time getting on the board as Jacob Wallis found a seam, and took the opening kickoff all the way for a touchdown. The Cardinals failed on the extra point attempt and took away a 20-14 lead just after the start of the third quarter. On the following kickoff, it was again Parmely who stepped up to make the big play. The Cardinals chose to go with a squib kick, and it was Parmely who was able to get down the field and recover the ball for the Cardinals. The offense took advantage. Paul once again found his target through the air, this time connecting with Wallis for his second touchdown in less than 40 seconds. The Cardinals once again missed the extra point attempt but held the lead 26-14. After allowing another Eagle touchdown in the third quarter, Adamsville’s offense had to answer. This time the call was answered by Dustin Neil as he got the ball on the hand off and made his way into the end zone with five minutes left in the third quarter. With the score the Cardinals pulled away, leading 3221. Taking the lead in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals wasted little time putting more points on the board, as the Chester County fans began to get a little out of hand. With 10 minutes left in the game Paul once again aired it out for a long touchdown. This time the receiver was Ross Burcham, who made the catch in stride
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MCHS track renovation moves forward By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The effort initiated by Quincy Wyke to resurface the McNairy Central High School track came one step closer to reality last Thursday as Wyke met at the track with Lee Murray of Competition Athletic Services of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Principal Mickey Murphy. Murray inspected the track and estimated that the renovation would cost more than $200,000 and take around three months. Wyke, who is organizing a 5K walk next spring along the Fred Wyke Highway along Highway 45 in Eastview, said it would take three to four years to raise the funds for a new track. Part of the money raised from the event will go to the American
Heart Association. Fred, who was Quincy’s brother, was the only state champion on record in any athletic event from MCHS. He was state champion in 300-yard intermediate hurdles in 1987. Fred succumbed to heart disease shortly after he graduated from MCHS that year. He joined the Air Force but was never able to report for duty. Quincy said he is thinking about other events, such as consignment sales or silent auctions, to raise funds for the track. “I’m doing whatever I can to keep his memory alive, to prevent people from going through what I went through, watching my brother die,” Quincy said. Quincy explained to Murphy that he had appeared before the school
board meeting in July and they approved the idea which appealed to Murphy who said he prefers “to do whatever the school board tells me.” “Basically, this track is old. The surface at the time was the top of the line, but that was 20 to 30 years ago,” said Murray whose company builds, resurfaces, and repairs tracks, “Track surfaces have evolved and these are not even used anymore; and to add insult to injury, you can’t resurface on top of this rubber.” He added the current track is a 440-yard track and modern tracks are now metric and fixing the track would involve taking the existing track up and starting over. “It’s held up structurally. Boy, y’all got your money’s worth,” Murray
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The track at McNairy Central that Quincy Wyke is working to have resurfaced.
Volleycats fall to Hardin County Set your sights on Friday night
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Last Meeting: Adamsville W (28-6) Aug. 24, 2012
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Brianna Bodiford sets the ball. Despite losing the first two games 10-25 and 15-25 the Volleycats gave Hardin County the run in the third game before losing 21-25 and conceding the match 0-3. The match against Chester County was cancelled and rescheduled for Sep. 11 at 4 p.m. at MCHS.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Jr. High football kicks off season By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The county junior high teams got their first taste of action last week when they met at McNairy Central for the jamboree. The night started out with the defending champion Bethel Rebels taking the field against the Ramer Eagles. The Rebels lost a lot of key players from last year, but had a game plan coming in against the Eagles. On Ramer’s side of the ball the plan was simple. Feed the ball to Kylin Wynn. The eighth grader had a great season last year and is widely looked at as one of the best backs in county. Wynn had a good game against the Rebels, scoring a multiple touchdowns and coming through with some big tackles on the defensive side. Bethel was not able to find the end zone in the abbreviated match-up, but have a good idea of what they need to work on in the future. The second game of the night was between the Selmer Lions and the Adamsville Cardinals. The Cardinals as well the Lions are trying to improve on the seasons they had last year. Adamsville has their entire starting line coming back from last season and looks to use their size as an advantage.
The Cardinals were able to move the ball and scored against the tough Selmer defense. For the Lions, speed may be their biggest strength. Having some of the fastest kids in the county, the Lions gave us a glimpse of their big play abilities pulling off long runs in their 14-6 win over the Cardinals. For the final contest of the night, the Lions stayed on field to take on the Blue Devils from Michie. Michie brought a little different offense to the field relying more on speed and quickness rather than size, and also putting the ball in the air more often than the other teams in the county. Eighth grade quarterback Clint Coleman will play a big role for the Devils this season both throwing the ball and running too. In the jamboree Michie gave up a early score to the Lions, but could not get on the board as lighting caused the game to be ended early. The county will have some great games this season as all the teams look to make their bids for the county championship. Fans are looking forward to great football this year.
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Andrea Channell from MCHS, American Cheerleader has been invited to London. Girls were selected based on try outs on superior cheerleading skills from across the country. The first fundraiser will be Sept.7, 2013 A Beauty Pageant, 2 p.m. at the Selmer Civic Center. For more info call Karen at 731439-1528
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Sign-ups are now open at the Selmer Community Center for fall sports. Girls softball ages 4-14, Soccer ages 3-14 will be $40 and the deadline is August 30. Basketball ages 3-14 will be $40 and the deadline is set for October 25. Dance and Gymnastics ages 3 and up will be $30 per month per child. Please come and sign up at the community center at 232 North Fifth Street, or contact 731-645-3866 for more information.
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Cardinals cage Cats in first season match-up By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer
The Cardinals walked away with the win 2-1 against the Bobcats when the rival soccer teams went head-to-head Aug. 23 in both team’s second games of the season. “Anytime you beat your county rival, it’s a good win,” said Rebecca Ashe, Cardinals coach. Ashe said both teams came out ready to play in what she called a “pride game” and agreed the teams seemed evenly matched. It wasn’t until 25 minutes into the first half that Lady Bobcat Rebekah Lowrie made the first goal of the game with an assist by Madi Rose Hammock, but the Cardinals quickly recovered when Madelynn Lynch, with an assist from Robin Moore, tied the score 1-1 before halftime. Early in the second half Cardinal Lexie Woods made the final goal of the game when she kicked the ball into the net as the Bobcat goalie stumbled. Coach Jerry Lott said the Bobcats are doing a good job handling the ball and getting it down the field but need to start finishing the Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland plays to score points. Ashe also said the Cardinals “missed out on a lot of opportunities Cardinal Olivia Johnson takes a shot that Bobcat goalie Holly Moore saves, one of eight saves of the to score.” game.
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Track From Page 1B said. This track is safe for middle-school track meets, but you would not see high school athletes on a track like this Murray said. Though Selmer Middle School does have a track team, said Murphy, MCHS does not. “I bet your football folks would love to have a high school program and I bet if you had a facility, you’d have kids chomping at the bit, lining up,” Quincy said. Murray said that lots of kids and lots of types of kids can participate in track and field. Kids that are fast, that can run long distances, strong kids can throw the shotput and discus and those that can jump can all be on a track team. A new track will also make the whole campus look better Quincy said. The track rings the football field and is part of the overall impression people in the stands get when they come to football games Murray said. This type of project is usually done during summer vacation Murray added. Quincy, who works in orthopedics, said this surface is not good for athlete’s joints. “This is a shin-splint surface,” Murray agreed. “Even when this surface was brand new, if you compare it with surfaces of today, they are much more resilient, forgiving and safe...It’s an advancement that you would expect after 30 years,” Murray said. Murray has been working with track surfaces for about 30 years. Quincy said he is seeking to get the community involved in this project. He invited MCHS students to participate in the 5K walk. “You don’t have to be an athlete. You can come out here and walk laps. It’s something that potentially every body could participate in,” Murray observed. “I was shocked,” Quincy said when he found out that heart disease was the leading cause of death in the country. Other leading causes are also related to lack of physical activity. “The levels of stress are so high,” Quincy said. “This is not a sprint, this is a marathon,” Quincy said about the fundraising effort. “Just think what he would have done if he had a facility to train in,” Murray said after hearing there was not a track when Fred won the state championship. Quincy said that Fred trained in the MCHS parking lot, ran on the side of Highway 45, and he and his dad set up hurdles in their yard.
By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer
The Bobcat golf team scored 341 ranking 10 out of 17 teams in the Hardin County Tournament in Pickwick, Tenn. last Tuesday. The Bobcats had the top four scores for boys. John Hunter Powers was the lead scorer for the Bobcats with a score of 81 with Dilan Miller just behind him with a score of 84. Matt Chandler scored 87 while both Hunter Foote and Briley Taylor scored 89. The Lady Bobcats carried the top two scores for girls with Kelly Beth Ernest finishing with a score of 101 and Valerie Jones and Sarah Stanfield both finishing with scores of 103. Coach Adam Day said the team didn’t do as well as he expected in the tournament, the team’s second 18-hole match of the season. Day said the team started off slow last year before sending four Bobcat players to the state tournament. He said the Bobcats just need to “keep plugging away” and he hopes they will improve. Despite poor performance in the tournament, the Bobcats came in first with a score of 164 against Madison County, who scored 171, and Trinity Christian Academy, who scored 173, in a nine hole match last Tuesday played in Humboldt, Tenn.
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Cardinals From Page 1B
and out running the defense to extend the Cardinal lead to 39-21. Adamsville, after the score, began to get some young guys into the game, and it did not take long for them to make an impact. With eight minutes left to play it was Brady Herrin with his first carry of the game, who broke loose and and flew past the Eagles defense on his way to a 54 yard touchdown run. Adamsville was able to tack on the extra point and take their lead to 46-21. The Eagles were able to get on the board one final time before the end of the game but it was the Cardinals who were still on top winning the game 46-35. “It is good to get a win in the first game of the year,” said Gray. “But being that it was not a district game we just needed it to get better and I think we did just that. We got to play a lot of guys and we were able to get a good look at what we need to work on moving forward.” Coach Gray and the Cardinals will be heading to Bolivar Tenn., to face the Tigers, and hopefully come home with their second win of the season.
(AHS) (Rushing) Zak Neary: 115 Yds, 14 Car, TD; Ross Burcham: 9 Yds, 1 Car, TD; Brady Herrin: 54 Yds, 1 Car, TD; Dustin Neil: 12 Yds, 5 Car, TD; Onri Damron: 3 Yds, 3 Car; Jacob Dengler: 4 Yds, 1 Car (Passing) Seth Paul: 6-14, 220 Yds, 3 TD (Receiving) Jacob Wallis: 70 Yds, 3 Rec, TD; Bradley Parmely: 85 Yds, 1 Rec, TD; Ross Burcham: 65 Yds, 2 Rec, TD (Defense) Jacob Wallis: 6 Tkl; Zak Neary: 1 Tkl, 2 Ast; Tanner Liddy: 1 Tkl; Ross Burcham: INT; Brady Herrin: 1 Ast; Dustin Neil: 3 Tkl; Onri Damron: 1 Tkl; Hutch Hefner: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Chris Bernier: 4 Tkl, 3 Ast; Jacob Dengler: 6 Tkl, 3 Ast; Cameron Cline: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Zach Martin: 1 Tkl; Dylan Sweat: 4 Tkl, 1 Ast; Blake Sweat: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; Dustin Wilson: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Bradley Hornbuckle: 1 Tkl, 3 Ast.
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Quarterback Seth Paul rolls out of the pocket last week against the Eagles. Paul threw for three touchdowns in the game, for more than 200 yards.
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3 BR / 1 BA House with new carpet, range, refrigerator, and central air & heat on Hwy 45 S. $525/mo. with deposit. No pets. 645-5288. (15) Land for Lease: 203 acres in Southwest McNairy County near Hardeman County Line. $1,500 per year. 24X30 building on property. Call 731-4535939. (15, 16) 3 For Rent: 3 BR / 1 BA House, 2 BR / 1 BA House, also a trailer. Each at $300/mo. Call 439-6314. (15) 2 BR / 2 BA Double Carport, Covered Front & Back Porch, Stove/Refrigerator/Dishwasher furnished, W/D hook-up. Power/Water/Garbage included in rent: $750/mo. Satellite TV also. No pets. References & deposit required. Located in Eastview, 453-5225. (15) 3 BR / 2 BA House. $550/mo. with deposit. Call 645-3220 or 439-6781. (TF)
Top Dollar for Trade-Ins, Clayton Homes Lexington, TN (731)968-4937. (13, 14, 15)
4 BR / 2 BA double wide 3 1/2 miles from Walmart. Call 731-610-2096. (TF)
New 4 BD 2BA Doublewide Del Set and A/C. WOW $49,995! 100% Financing with a clear deed WAC. Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY>, Humboldt, TN 731-784-5033. (13, 14, 15)
2 BR / 1 BA in Selmer $350 deposit, No pets. 610-2877. (TF)
Before you buy a new or used home, check out the deals at Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY>, Humboldt, TN 731-7845033. (13, 14, 15) Trade your mobile home for a new, bigger, energy efficient one! Top dollar for trades! No cash needed! EZ Financing! Call for details! Clayton Homes of Jackson (731) 427-3387. (15) Have Land? Why Rent?! New 3 bdrm. 2 bath home on your land $49,000, $500 dep. Call to qualify! (731) 427-7320. (15) SALE - SALE - SALE: Model Displays Must Go New Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $43,500. Single sections start at $29,500. Clayton Homes, Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS - 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital. (TF)
102 - for rent 3 BDRM. HOUSE REMODELED CH&A, DIN/LIV RM, 2 FULL BA, LRG LAUNDRY ROOM WITH SPACE FOR OFFICE, LARGE FRT PORCH, LRG LOT, DSHWSR, stv/ ref available, NEAR 1st BAPT CHURCH at 317 Pharr, $650/ mo $650 DPST 731-453-5320 or 731-439-6267.
KENNETH SWEAT Rentals: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF)
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER Must be at least 21 years old with 2 years experience. Clean MVR. CDL’s required. Call Rex at 731-646-0886.
automobiles 202 - motorcycles 2004 Yamaha 650 Motorcycle with windshield, back passenger seat and saddlebags. Price $2800. Call 731-645-4797. (15)
employment 301 - job opportunities Drivers: CDL-A, New Trucks! CO Team positions with specialty carrier. Round-trips get you home often. Sign-on bonus paid at orientation. Must qualify for Hazmat. www.RandRtruck.com, 1-866-204-8006. (15) DRIVERS! No experience? No problem! 14-day, local training in Jackson, TN to earn great pay, benefits, job security. Placement assistance & student tuition loans available. CALL 1-800-423-8820 or go to www.drive-train.org for training opportunity with DRIVETRAIN, 119 E.L. Morgan Drive in Jackson. (TF)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale For Sale or Trade: Hardwood Flooring, enough for two rooms. 731-239-8850. (15)
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Ruger SR9 & SR9C & SR40 Series, 9x19 mm Model 03317, Model 03317, includes 6 Boxes Winchester Shells, 2 Magazines & lock quick load device – in Case. New – shot 18 times. 6458415. (15)
Stop scratching & gnawing. Promote healing & hair growth. Stamp out ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy Jack Itch No More, apply Skin Balm, add Tonekote to diet. Stockdale's (645-3238). ( w w w. h a p p y j a c k i n c . c o m ) (6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15)
AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)
Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731925-6183. (TF) For Sale: Ashley solid wood entertainment center, like new. King Sealy Mattress & boxed springs, bed frame, like new. Call 731-934-9379 for info.(14,15)
402 - wanted Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF) Need Cash - Call today - buying junk cars, trucks, vans/ suvs, vehicles that run, scrap metal, and more. FAST CASH, Free pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)
404 - pets/livestock Registered Quarter Mare (Trail Horse) 1150 lbs. Appaloosa Mix Saddle Mare 1000 lbs. Red Roan Gelding 700 lbs. Call 645-4959. (15) Blue Heeler Puppies – 1 male, 3 females, wormed & first shots. Ready to go 9/9/13. $75 each. Menno Zook, 331 Pickett Rd, Stantonville. 6321955. (15)
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Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 Antiques (Vintage and Modern) from Furniture to Tools. Tires, Glassware, Dishes, Clothing. Too, Too Much To List! Come rain or shine.
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1 Bedroom apartments available now for the Elderly age 62 or older or Handicapped or Disabled of any age. Pine Meadows Healthcare Rent is based on household income. 700 Nuckolls Road Applications available at the office: Bolivar, TN 38008 Monday, Wednesday & Friday (731) 658-4707 2711 - 81 acr 7005 - Restricted Subdivision, 2 ac. +/- wooded, view of community lake. $15,000. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. North part McNairy 2808 - GREAT pasture land w/fencing, creek, wooded tree line & beaver lake. $44,900. Accepting ApplicationsJones Ln. Some op Equal Opportunity Employer 8508 - Leanard Ln., Bethel Springs - 9.75 acres, secluded, wooded. $30,000. land, secluded, and (800) 545-1833 ext. 339 TDD
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IT Systems Engineer
Packaging Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of kraft linerboard, has an opening for an IT Systems Engineer position at its Counce, Tennessee paper mill location. This position requires an Associates Degree in Computer Science or related field. Candidates must have 3 to 5 years of experience in desktop, computer hardware and networking support. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of operating systems, networks and PC’s. The ability to solve on-thespot problems is vital. Skill and ability to communicate with management and fellow employees are required. Successful candidate must be proficient in Desktop/ serve troubleshooting and repair related work.
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4013 - 1158 High School Rd., Selmer -$79,500 * Rustic Cypress Home * 3 Bedrooms * 1 Bath* Carport * Lg shaded deck * Utility rm.
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Page 8B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated December 19, 2001, executed by James R. Hurst and Betty A. Hurst, Husband and Wife, recorded in Book 321, Page 376, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, and wherein the said James R. Hurst and Betty A. Hurst, Husband and Wife conveyed the property therein described to William C. Ford, Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of William C. Ford, Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Front door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real estate in McNairy County, Tennessee: Beginning at metal post found in the East margin of Purdy-Adamsville Road, which point is the Southwest corner of Dogwood Hills Subdivision, Tract 2, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Cabinet B, Slide 11, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee and the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; Thence, from the point of beginning and with the South line of Dogwood Hills Subdivision, N 79 degrees 06’ 21” E 210.00 feet to an iron pin set at the Northeast corner of the herein described tract; Thence, on new lines through Hurst, the following calls: S 1 degrees 53’ 04” E 210.00 feet to an iron pin set; S 79 degrees 07’ 03” W 210.00 feet to an iron pin set in the East margin of Purdy-Adamsville Road; Thence, with the East margin of Purdy-Adamsville Road, the following calls: N 13 degrees 25’ 32” E 7.11 feet; N 7 degrees 33’ 10” E 31.63 feet; N 7 degrees 27’ 20” E 35.18 feet; N 1 degree 09’ 40” W 52.39 feet; N 9 degrees 10’ 35” W 66.86 feet; N 16 degrees 51’ 16” W 19.13 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.0 Acre. Being the same property conveyed to Betty Ann Hurst by Last Will and Testament of James Robert Hurst dated June 4, 2004 and recorded in Will Book
503 - public notices 9, Page 10, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 2002 River Birch mobile home, Serial #RBAL014666AB. This is improved property known as 7770 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310. The 2012 taxes are currently due and payable. The following person(s) or entity(ies) hold a Deed of Trust, lien or other encumbrance on the above described property: Jackson Radiology Associates Claim filed with Probate Estate Docket #P-1015 McNairy County, Tennessee Judgment Lien Deed of Trust Book 400, Page 1666 Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. THE NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FORECLOSE HAS BEEN SENT AS REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §35-5-117. JOEL E. JORDAN, Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: August 14, August 21 and August 28, 2013. THIS IS A LAW FIRM ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE 15945 13, 14, 15 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT SELMER JASON DAVID BRYANT, Plaintiff, V. HEATHER LYNN BRYANT, Defendent No. 8962 ORDER OF PUBLICATION IT APPEARING TO THE COURT that from the verified matters set forth i the Original Complaint for Divorce filed in this cause that service by publication pursuant to T.C.A. §21-1204 is appropriate in that the Defendant cannot be served with the ordinary process of law in that the Defendant’s whereabouts cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that said Defen-
NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Law Signs, LLC PROJECT NO.: 98048-4116-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNL161 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 10/04/13.
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dant enter an appearance thirty (3) days after the last publication of this Order and file an answer to the Complaint for Divorce, or Judgment by Default may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A copy of this Order is to be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal newspaper. ENTERED this the 5th day of August, 2013.
convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.
This sale may be rescinded at any time.
debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey said property only as Trustee. DATED at Savannah, Tennessee, this the 14th day of August, 2013.
Martha Brasfield Chancellor Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Dates publication will run: August 14, 21, 28 and Sept. 4 of 2013. Leslie A. Miller #021608 Attorney for Plaintiff 303 N. West Street Somerville, TN 38068 (901) 466-7766 15954 13, 14, 15, 16 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 24, 2013 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Jonathan A. Coody, an unmarried person, to Larry N. Westbrook, Esq., Trustee, on August 27, 2002 at Deed of Trust 336, Page 276; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: PHH Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LOT NO. 18 and LOT NO. 17, EASTSIDE ACRES SUBDIVISION; A plat or plan of said subdivision being of record in the Register’s Office of said county in Plat Book 2, Page 26, also Deed Book 71, Page 180, dated January 22, 1972, and reference is here made to the same and to the book and page where recorded for the descriptions of said Lots #18 and #17 in said subdivision and description of said lots there given and said plat are made a part hereof by this reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if copied in full herein. Street Address: 239 Ring Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 055I-F015.05 and 055I-F-015.06 Current Owner(s) of Property: Jonathan A. Coody The street address of the above described property is believed to be 239 Ring Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and
Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys. com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 13-050833 14295 14, 15, 16 APPOINTED TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 24, 2013 at 12:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by James Lee Warren, on June 18, 2009 at Deed of Trust 397, Page 924; modified by Partial Release of record in Deed of Trust 410, Page 1346; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: LoanCare, a division of FNF Servicing, Inc., its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Deed of Trust 397, Page 924; modified by Partial Release of record in Deed of Trust 410, Page 1346; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 026 055.00 ; 026 055.03 Current Owner(s) of Property: James Lee Warren The street address of the above described property is believed to be 887 Payne Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Appointed Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee.
The McNairy County Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Public Health Office Assistant position. This position involves interaction with the public, which includes collecting and processing paperwork for medical, environmental and administrative services. This is a County position. Please submit applications and references at the McNairy County Health Department located at 725 East Poplar Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for submitting applications will be September 5, 2013.
Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee www.kirschattorneys. com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-020224 14294 14, 15, 16 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Mortgagors: James Randy Gieger and Michelle Gieger Mortgagee/Holder: The Hardin County Bank Date of Sale: Sept. 16, 2013, at 12:30 PM Location of Sale: East door, McNairy County Courthouse 170 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Source of Title: Deed book 222, page 228, and deed book 227, page 241, McNairy County Register’s Office Address of Property: 751 Glen Abernathy Road, Adamsville, TN Other Interested Parties: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Tennessee Department of Revenue Assessor’s Map and Parcel: Map 37, Parcel 13.02 DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in a certain note dated March 1, 2012, payable to the order of The Hardin County Bank, which note is mentioned in and secured by a certain deed of trust of even date executed by the mortgagors listed above to Gordon Majors, Trustee, of record in trust deed book 405, page 1231, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and modified by instrument recorded in trust deed book 409, page 2377, in said Register’s Office, and said deed of trust conveying the real estate therein and hereinafter described, and which note is now due and unpaid and has been declared in default by The Hardin County Bank, the lawful owner and holder thereof; NOW THEREFORE, Gordon Majors, Trustee under said deed of trust, having been requested so to do by the holder and owner of the note, and by the power and authority vested in him by said deed of trust, hereby gives notice that he will on the date, time, and place listed above, sell to the highest bidder for cash said property as conveyed by said deed of trust and described therein and above, which was conveyed to the said mortgagors by deed referenced above and recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Reference is made to these instruments, including the deed of trust, for a complete and accurate description of said property. Such sale will be made subject to all existing highway, roadway, and utility easements; any building and zoning regulations and restrictions; all unpaid taxes; any mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens; and any other matters shown in said Register’s Office. This is an attempt to collect a
GORDON MAJORS, Trustee SMITH & SMITH, Attorneys for Trustee 434 Main Street Savannah, Tennessee 38372 14293 14, 15, 16 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed March 2, 2007 by Jada Robinson and husband Michael Robinson to J. Gilbert Parrish, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Mcnairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 386, Page 846, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, Mcnairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Mcnairy, State of Tennessee. Beginning at an iron pin in the East Margin of Purdy-Stantonville blacktop road, the SWC of the T. L. Pickens Lot; thence North 63° 47 minutes 40 seconds East with the South Line of Pickens 413.53 feet to a point in the branch, the SEC of Pickens in the South Line of the Nelson Ward Land; thence South 75° 27 minutes 49 seconds East with the South Line of Nelson Ward and the brance 199.67 feet to a point; thence South 23° 14 minutes 53 seconds East with a severance line 341.0 feet to a stake in the field; thence South 74° 33 minutes 11 seconds West with a severance line 613.17 feet to an iron pin in the East Margin of the Purdy-Stanonville Blacktop Road; thence in a Northwestern direction with the East Margin of the said road as follows: North 09° 34 minutes 10 seconds West 154.0 feet, North 14° 17 minutes 48 seconds West 78.44 feet, North 22° 34 minutes 27 seconds West 50.94 feet, North 29° 45 minutes 32 seconds West 44.11 feet, North 34° 45 minutes 02 seconds West 37.65 feet to the point of beginning and containing 5.264 acres, more or less. Tax
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Property Address: 1044 Charlie Pounds Road, Stantonville, TN.
Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 14432 15, 16
Other Interested Parties: First Franklin Financial Corp.; an Op Sub. Of MLB&T Co., FSB; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971 Estate of JERRY NEIL FORSYTHE, late of McNairy County Notice is hereby given that on August 20, 2013, Letters of Administration C.T.A. in respect to the Estate of JERRY NEIL FORSYTHE, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2); otherwise, their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this noticed to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) (B) Sixty (60) days for the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20th day of August, 2013.
All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7090-0107464-FC Published: August 21 August 28 September 4 Nationstar Mortgage LLC/ Jada Robinson 15964 14, 15, 16 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by TCA §30-2-306 Estate of CARLTON LEVI GARNER, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 23 of 2013 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of CARLTON LEVI GARNER, who died 5/26/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less tahn sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Lisa R. Taylor, Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative John E. Talbott,
Rebecca J. Forsythe Administratrix C.T.A. Estate of Jerry Neil Forsythe By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Terry Abernathy, Attorney 14433 15, 16 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN T. SENRICK NO. P-1159 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 1st day of July, 2013, Letters of administration in respect of the estate of STEPHEN T. SENRICK, who died on December 21, 2011, were issued to the undersigned by Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice or twelve (12) months from the de-
court briefs Teresa Mosier – Implied consent – Dismissed on plea to other charge DUI: 1st offense – fined $350 + costs ($709.73), 48 hr sentence, 11 mo. 29 day supervised probation, drug/alc eval + counseling/rehab. Robert E. Kizziah – Worthless checks $60,000-$250,000 – Bound over to McNairy Co Grand Jury. - Theft of Property - $60,000-$250,000 – Bound over to McNairy Co Grand Jury. Dana Gray – Probation violation – Probation reinstated to start over & run concurrent with probation on simple assault, 11 mo. 29 days. - Theft of Merchandise – Shoplifting – fined $50 + costs, sentenced to 10 days, 24 hrs community service- No contact w/ Walmart for 1 yr. Supervised probation until fines + costs paid. Jerry K. McClain – Driving on revoked
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cedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 26th day of August, 2013.
Current Owner(s) of Property: Ralph E. Dunaway and Teresa D. Dunaway, his wife as tenants by the entirety
Willard Martin Senrick, Jr. Administrator for the Estate
Other Interested Parties: Ralph E. Dunaway, Teresa D. Dunaway,
sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time.
By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master
The street address of the above described property is believed to be 81 Griswell Lane, Selmer, TN 38375-2346, but such address is not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control.
the Failed Institution. You may leave your Deposits in the New Institution, but you must take action to claim ownership of your Deposits. Federal law, 12 U.S.C. Section 1822(e), requires you to claim ownership of (“claim”) your Deposits at the New Institution by taking any of the following actions within 18 months from the Closing Date. If you have more than one account, your action in claiming your Deposit in one account will automatically claim your Deposits in all of your accounts. 1. Make a deposit to or withdrawal from your account(s). This includes writing a check on any account, having an automated direct deposit credited to or an automated withdrawal debited from any account or closing the account; 2. Execute a new signature card on your account(s), enter into a new deposit agreement with the New Institution, change the ownership on your account(s), or renegotiate the terms of your certificate of deposit account(s) (if any); 3. Provide the New Institution with a completed change of address form; or 4. Write to the New Institution and notify it that you wish to keep your account(s) active with the New Institution. Please be sure to include the name of the account(s), the account number(s), the signature of an authorized signer on the account(s) and a name and address. Please be advised that Official Items issued by the Failed Institution, e.g., cashier’s checks, dividend checks, interest checks, expense checks, and money orders are all considered to be Deposits and must be claimed within 18 months from the Closing Date. If you do not claim ownership of your Deposits at the New Institution within 18 months from the Closing Date, federal law requires the New Institution to return your Deposits to the FDIC, which may be required to deliver them as unclaimed property to the State indicated in your address on the Failed Institution’s records. 12 U.S.C. Section 1822(e). If your address is outside of the United States, the FDIC may be required to deliver the Deposits to the State in which the Failed Institution had its main office. If the State accepts custody of your Deposits, you will have 10 years from the date of delivery to claim your Deposits from the State. After 10 years, you will be permanently barred from claiming your Deposits. If the State does not take custody of your Deposits after the 18-month period, you may claim your Deposits from the FDIC until the receivership of the Failed Institution is terminated. A receivership may be terminated at any time. Once the receivership terminates, you will not be able to claim your Deposits. 14449 15,
By Terry L. Wood, Attorney 14440 15, 16 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the east door of the McNairy County Courthouse located in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ralph E. Dunaway and Teresa D. Dunaway, to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. on 10th day of October, 2007 in REC Book 389, Page 2305 at Instrument Number 60028, in the Office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee; conducted by York Trustee Services, LLC, having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a point in the middle of Griswell Road, the Westernmost end of the 384.35 foot centerline thereof; runs thence North 71 degrees 30 minutes 06.2 seconds West, 268.67 feet to a stake in the east line of Brasfield; thence North, with Brasfield, 106 feet to a stake, SWC of McNairy County property; thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes East, with the south line of McNairy County property, 200 feet to a stake, NWC of Kiser thence South 44 degrees 57 minutes 22.6 seconds East, with Kiser, 202.32 feet to a point in the middle of said road; thence South 61 degrees 50 minutes 19.5 seconds West, with centerline of Griswell Road, 100 feet to the point of beginning, containing .97 acre, more or less, and being Lot #23 of an unsecured subdivision plat. Being the same property conveyed to the undersigned by deed of record in Deed Book 191, page 355 in the Register`s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Street Address: 81 Griswell Lane, Selmer, TN 38375-2346 Parcel Number: 099C-A064.00
DL – Def. is indigent. Terry Tilley – Probation violation – Probation reinstated upon plea condition that Def pay full amt owed by 8/23/13. - Driving on suspended DL – Fined $25 + costs, 90 days supervised probation. Amanda N. McCullar – Simple possession / casual exchange – Fined $250 + costs. Drug/alc eval, serve 10 days, 11 mo. 29 days supervised probation. Lauren N. Burkeen – Implied consent – Dismissed on plea to other charge DUI: 1st offense – fined $350 + costs ($709.73), 48 hr sentence, 11 mo. 29 day supervised probation, drug/alc eval + counseling/rehab. Felisha Faye Presley – Driving on suspended DL - Fined $25 + costs, Not to drive in TN for 6 mo. 90 days supervised probation. Thomas Stewart – Public Intox – Dismissed on plea to other charge - Simple possession / casual exchange – Fined $250 + costs. Drug/alc eval, 11 mo. 29
SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Ralph E. Dunaway, Teresa D. Dunaway, If the United States has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425(b) to be given to the United States has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the United States to redeem the land as provided for in 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1).] If the State of Tennessee has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by § 67-11433(b)(1) of the Tennessee Code to be given to the state of Tennessee has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the state of Tennessee to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c) (1) of the Tennessee Code.] All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust. The undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being
THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. York Trustee Services, LLC, Substitute Trustee 200 Jefferson Avenue Suite 1350 Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 432-0740 Fax: (404) 961-1185 File No: TN-87000091-13 Publication Dates: August 28, 2013, September 4, 2013, and September 11, 2013 14431 15, 16, 17 PUBLICATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEPOSITORS OF Community South Bank Parsons, Tennessee On August 23, 2013 (the “Closing Date”), the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions closed Community South Bank, Parsons Tennessee 38363 (the “Failed Institution”) and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver (the “Receiver”) to handle all matters relating to the Failed Institution. TO THE CREDITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION All creditors having claims against the Failed Institution must submit their claims in writing, together with proof of the claims, to the Receiver on or before November 27, 2013 (the “Claims Bar Date”). Claims may be submitted via the internet on the FDIC web site, by fax or by mail to the following address: FDIC as Receiver of Community South Bank 7777 Baymeadows Way West Jacksonville, FL 32256 Attention: Claims Agent You can obtain an official Proof of Claim form and instructions at www.fdic. gov or by calling (904) 256-3925. Under federal law, failure to file a claim on or before the Claims Bar Date will result in disallowance of the claim by the Receiver. The disallowance will be final. 12 U.S.C. Section 1821(d)(5)(C). NOTE TO CLASS CLAIMANTS: By law, the Receiver will not accept a claim filed on behalf of a proposed class of individuals or entities or a class of individuals or entities certified by a court. EACH individual or entity must file a separate claim with the Receiver. TO THE DEPOSITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION The FDIC, which insures your deposits in its corporate capacity (the “FDIC”), arranged for the transfer of all deposits (“Deposits”) - including the uninsured amounts - at the Failed Institution to another insured depository institution, CB&S Bank, Inc., Russellville, AL, 35653 (the “New Institution”). This arrangement should minimize any inconvenience from the closing of
days supervised probation, 1 year. Allen R. Hill – Assault – attempt – 90 days supervised probation. Shatarcha Dilworth - Driving on suspended DL – Dismiss on payment, 90 days supervised probation. Daniel R. Shrum II – Reckless endangerment – Deadly weapon involved – Dismissed on plea to other charge – Assault – attempt – no contact, stay off cemetery property except for driving, forfeit handgun rights for 11 mo. 29 days, 11 mo. 29 days supervised probation. Vernon Huebbe – Assault – attempt – Restitution to remain open – No contact. 90 days supervised probation. William Rickman – Domestic assault – Restitution to remain open, 90 days supervised probation. Supervised probation until all fines & costs are paid. Brandon Ray Austin - Simple possession / casual exchange – bound over to McNairy County Circuit Court – Fraud-
ulent use of Credit/debit card - $500 -$1,000 - bound over to McNairy County Circuit Court – Burglary – other than habitation - bound over to McNairy County Circuit Court – Burglary – Auto - bound over to McNairy County Grand Jury – Criminal trespass - bound over to McNairy County Grand Jury. Kenneth Crisler – Domestic assault – dismissed on payment of costs – to attend AA or Teen Challenge or JACOA, 90 days supervised probation, add. until all fines and cost are paid. Dustin Crowe – Poss & Dist Intox liquid by person under 21 – fined $25 + costs, 48 hr sentence, 11 mo. 29 day supervised probation, drug/alc eval. James Bingham III – Driving without a license – fined $25 + costs. Tyler Jones – Speeding – dismiss on payment of costs. William Moore - Speeding – dismiss on payment of costs.
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